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10 Reasons Why You Should Give Downhill Mountain Biking A Try

by Kristen Lummis

First, a disclaimer: I am neither a pro athlete nor a particularly competent cyclist. So when I tried lift-served downhill biking at Winter Park’s Trestle Bike Park in 2011, I was skeptical…and nervous. I went with my family. They kicked… Read More →

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8 New Ski Lifts To Be Installed For 2016-17

by Eric Wagnon

When the snow has melted and the ground has thawed, ski resorts turn their attention to construction. For skiers and boarders, the most anticipated projects are new ski lifts that mean faster and sometimes more terrain access. Here is a… Read More →

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Crack Open a Cold One: 10 Best Canned Beers for Camping

by Katie Coakley

There are a few truths about camping that we hold self-evident: Lighter is better. Pack in it, pack it out. Avoid poison ivy. Bear bells are useless. However, some things are more of a personal choice, such as how much… Read More →

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Where To Ski & Ride Until June (And Even July!)

by Patrick Thorne

2015-16 saw a switcheroo in snow conditions across North America. After four lean seasons (particularly last winter), the much-hyped “Gozilla El Nino” was a major factor in bringing the biggest snowfalls to much of Western North America since 2010-11. Alyeska… Read More →

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Introduction To Backpacking & Camping With Kids

by Alyssa Erickson

Circumnavigating the Mont Blanc Massif via the Haute Route. Havasupai. Cirque of the Towers. The Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho. We dream of taking our kids to these places, not when they are teenagers or young adults. But now, when they… Read More →

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Alta: The (White) Stuff of Legends

by Jules Older

When I ask other ski fanatics, “What’s your favorite American ski hill?” an awful lot of them give the same answer. Care to guess what answer that might be? If you guessed Alta, you win the prize. So what makes… Read More →

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How to Dominate the Pond Skim, Cardboard Derby & Schneetag

by Katie Coakley

What do you call weather than can flip from sunny and 50 degrees to puking snow and teen temps in 24 hours? Spring. It’s a crazy, unpredictable time of year. Adding to this meteorological craziness is the general revelry and… Read More →

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Extended & Late Ski Seasons in The East & West

by Eric Wagnon

The 2015-16 ski season in the East has been far from a banner year in terms of natural snowfall. Killington Resort in Vermont had tallied just 69 inches by early April, compared to its annual snowfall average of 250 inches…. Read More →

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Get #OneMoreDay This Season: Spring Events At Ski Resorts

by liftopia

Pond skims, festivals, concerts, parties, charity events, races, and oh yeah, great spring skiing and boarding. No matter what you’re into, there’s plenty of reasons to get on the mountain for #onemoreday this spring (as if you needed another reason… Read More →

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Here’s Why Spring Skiing Is Arguably The Best Skiing

by Jules Older

Have you ever uttered these words? “No thanks, no dessert please. I filled up on all that cabbage and kale, and I hate to spoil the meal with apple pie.” Or heard these words spring from your mouth? “A goodnight… Read More →